Contact: Paul C. DiNero
Speech Clinic Provides Therapy Over the Internet
UNION, NJ – Kean University’s Institute for Adults Living with Communication Disabilities recently launched speech language therapy services over the internet. The new program, Telepractice, is designed to provide rehabilitation support services to individuals with communication impairments in their homes.
“Therapy on a regular basis is a vital component to overcoming communication impairments,” said Dr. Mary Jo Santo Pietro, the Institute’s director. “This innovative approach to therapy will help prevent a slowdown in the recovery process for clients who have difficulty traveling.”
Telepractice connects clients with a therapist using a computer, internet connection, webcam and headset. Clients receive a high level of support and individual care as they would if they were attending a therapy session at the speech clinic.
The Institute for Adults Living with Communication Disorders is located on Kean University’s East Campus in Hillside, N.J. Operating under the auspices of The Center for Communication Disorders, the Institute offers expanded speech, language and rehabilitation support services, at minimal cost, to patients and caregivers living in New Jersey, suffering from aphasia, dysarthria, voice disorders, Parkinson’s disease and head injury.
Services range from individual and group speech-language therapy to specialized training programs, counseling, client and caregiver support groups. Masters-level student clinicians under the supervision of licensed speech-language pathologists work with clients to achieve maximum recovery and to learn new ways to compensate for lost skills.